Psych-pop in Wales is alive and well now that El Goodo have returned with their third long player By Order of the Moose. The album is due out via Cian Ciaran’s label Strangetown Records on Friday 8th September, but before that we have the pleasure of premiering the new video for ‘As You Said Your So Longs’.
The clip sees a kaleidoscopic filter hit a small town scene. It highlights the colours in all our lives and how mundane features you experience everyday still have their vibrancy when viewed with the right eyes. It’s a video that is both pleasing to the eye and warming to the heart, roughly where El Goodo sit musically.
Comprised of brothers Elliott (drums, percussion) and Jason Jones (guitar, vocals), Pixy Jones (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Lewie Sewers (guitar), Matthew Young (keyboards) and Andrew Cann (bass), El Goodo (named after a Big Star song) are a band enthralled by the past
The new album is a long awaited return for the band. Recorded over the course of 8 years in an old derelict cinema in their home village of Resolven, the album is a continuation of where the band left off in 2009 with their previous effort Coyote. Wielding the wide open spaces of spaghetti westerns with the close melodic harmonies of girl groups and the good humour of Nuggets inspired garage rock’n’roll, El Goodo takes you on a trip through their fascination with 60s music.
They recorded the album on a 16-track with a small collection of faulty equipment, creating a collection of melodic pop songs, embellished with strings, brass, sitars, harmonicas, xylophones and vocal harmonies (and then seemingly covered it all with dust), that you’d expect to find on some forgotten 60s record that someone has stumbled upon in their attic.
Take a look at the video below and transport yourself to a different time and place. Perfect for the working week.
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